What with the late spring and crazy September weather, my beautiful bugbane (purple-leafed plant on the left, below) is probably not going to get a chance to bloom this year, but the spirea shrubs and adding some lovely orange colour.
Even the sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is only just starting to bloom now:
I love its texture even when it’s not blooming though, and how it contrasts with the feathery grass beside it.
Clockwise from top left: arugula, beets, & kale; scarlet runner beans, strawberries, raspberries, Saskatoon berries.
Above: Plus the Evans cherries are almost ripe!
Perennials, above: red coral bells, tufted hair grass, and yellow lady’s mantle.
And on the other side, some pleasant surprises.
Self-seeded annuals, above: blue forget-me-nots and pink sweet william (silene armeria), both from my neighbour.
…. around an Evans Cherry tree.
… and closer up:
These were given to me by a neighbour last summer so I didn’t know what colour they were until I woke up and looked out the window this morning. I was pleasantly surprised!